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“Don't Miss the Brown Hotel's Hot Brown!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brown Hotel Lobby Bar

Brown Hotel Lobby Bar
355 West Broadway, Louisville, KY
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Ranked #15 of 1,505 restaurants in Louisville
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Chicago, Illinois
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58 restaurant reviews
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
“Don't Miss the Brown Hotel's Hot Brown!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We took a 2 day trip to Louisville, our first time. We decided we needed to try the original Hot Brown at the Brown Hotel. We ate in the lobby bar because it is just beautiful, spacious and lively with the Piano Player. All 4 of us (all foodies) ordered the Hot Brown and just loved it, just delicious! It's big enough for two if you aren't very hungry. Good service too. We had such a great time. (Note, the Hot Brown is also less expensive in Lobby Bar than Hotel restaurant. )

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Napa, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great Late Night Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Many bourbons to choose from at the bar. Piano, low lighting, bar atmosphere. Part of the Urban Bourbon Passport. Gotta get stamped!

Visited April 2013
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Baltimore
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“This is bourdon country”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Wonderful old bar on the second floor lobby level with a lot of small batch bourbons and a knowledgeable barman.

Visited December 2013
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Solon, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Hot Brown!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Wife and I had the Hot brown sandwich- big enough to split (sandwich is $17) and they were very accomodating. Also enjoyed the Derby pie.
Professional service in great old time Hotel lobby bar. Bar itself actually small, lounge is large with variety of seating. Caught the piano player, very good. Overall pleasant experience.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Livonia, Michigan
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“Grumpy bartender, least favorite stop on my urban bourbon trail”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Went to the Brown after reading review of the outstanding service, and left very disappointed. Ordered the specialty nutmeg bourbon drink and a slice of derby pie. Waiter was very unfriendly and at the prices I paid for one drink and a piece of pie I expected a little more. A disappointing stamp in my trail book. The hotel is nice, the furnishings quite impressive.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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